Millwall-Wigan Athletic Betting Preview: Premier League class to shine through for Martinez's men

Both sides will fancy their chances at Wembley in the first FA Cup semi final, with Hugh Wilson backing the Latics to come out on top with a 5/1 value bet
Much has been made of the lack of ticket sales for Wigan Athletic in the build up to this semi-final, but you can be assured Roberto Martinez will have his team ready for a chance to reach a first FA Cup final in their history.

The Premier League side are in good form at the moment, recording five wins from their last seven matches and scoring a crucial last minute equaliser last weekend to give them hope of avoiding the drop to the Championship. Coral price them as favorites for the match at 4/5 (1.80).

Millwall, who have experienced this stage of the competition before, have never won the famous trophy. The Lions last reached the semi final back in 2004, where they beat Sheffield United at Old Trafford to reach the final, before losing to Manchester United 3-0.

Millwall have already beaten Premier League opposition in Aston Villa en route to the semis, needing a replay in the last round to beat Blackburn Rovers to progress to this stage. Kenny Jackett’s men are underdogs at 7/2 (4.50) to win in 90 minutes with Coral.

The same firm offer the draw at 5/2 (3.50) which would see extra time and possibly penalties.

Looking at the outright result, Wigan at 4/5 (1.80) seems like a great price. The Latics always seem to shine at this end of the season, and their recent form would suggest they will brush aside a Miillwall side who haven’t won in their last 3 matches.

For those looking for extra value, the first goal scorer market provides a fantastic price.

Arouna Kone has been the star man for Martinez’s men this season. With six goals in his last seven matches, he comes into this match in fine form. Corals price of 5/1 (6.00) for the Ivory Coast international to open the scoring seems like a price worth investing in.

Wigan to win at 4/5 (1.80) with Coral
Arouna Kone to score first at 5/1 (6.00) with Coral

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